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Ok, Im making this a sort of database thread with links to sites and what not that can seriously help with installing graphics drivers under most common Linux distro's.
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ATI Drivers

Latest Driver - http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html

Unnofficial Wiki - http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Main_Page

Very In-Depth Gentoo How-To - http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_ATI_Drivers

Mobility Radeon HD2600 - http://www.cyberarmy.net/library/article/1777

ATI Linux Bug Tracker - http://ati.cchtml.com/

Compiz Video Flickering Workarounds - http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-647501.html

Melcar's FGLRX Lookout Thread - http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...ut-thread.html

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Nvidia Drivers

Latest Driver - http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/linux...177.80_uk.html

8800GT - Ubuntu - http://ohioloco.ubuntuforums.org/sho...=623180&page=2

Thread from OCN - http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...ml#post3486477

SUSE users Install Guide - http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html

Debian and Fedora - http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490

Drivers README and Install Guide - ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...DME/index.html

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VIA

Drivers database for Chrome9 - http://linux.via.com.tw/support/downloadFiles.action

VIA Arena Driver Source Codes - http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx...0&SubCatID=101

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Other Resources

Phoronix - Linux Hardware and Software reviews - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home

ENVY - Automatic Installation of Graphics Drivers for Ubuntu and Debian - http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

Compiz Fusion-Icon - Quick Option Switching for Compiz (Helpful for ATI) - http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/CompizFusionIcon

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If anybody comes across any sites like these with HowTo's and such, please contribute to this thread.

Lets make Linux an easier ride
Edited by OrphanShadow - 12/2/08 at 10:37am
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post #2 of 15
Kinda funny how there are much better community driven resources for fglrx than there are for the nvidia binary, seeing as how the nvidia drivers are "so much better" than the ATI ones. Always found that peculiar. I guess all those years of craptacular Linux support under ATI really paid off at the end .

Anyways, threads like these should really be stickies. I already made a few similar threads for the ATI drivers and they get very little hits. As for guides, you may want to stick in the bug tracker for fglrx and Phoronix, just as off hand help resources.
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You need to include ENVY
It'll get the nVidia and ATI drivers for you.
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Ok, added envy and some other to the list.

We need more information here folks. Any contributions will be added as soon as possible
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can't you just use the restricted drivers app under admin?? My Nvidia card was recognized right away and drivers were downloaded and installed using the restricted drivers app..also installed the broadcom drivers as well. This is in Hardy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JerseyDubbin View Post
can't you just use the restricted drivers app under admin?? My Nvidia card was recognized right away and drivers were downloaded and installed using the restricted drivers app..also installed the broadcom drivers as well. This is in Hardy.

For the most part, yes. But as new cards are rleased and newer drivers to support them, users often need to manually install the latests binaries, and most distros (Ubuntu included) rarely update the video drivers in their repositories.
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Plus you can't get compiz-fusion working at full speed on restricted drivers.
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Plus you can't get compiz-fusion working at full speed on restricted drivers.

Right now the drivers on the Ubuntu repos are the latest officially released drivers, so support is pretty much the best you're going to get. Once the next round of drivers come out (the next fglrx should come out in a week or so, and the next nvidia binary sometime this month) using the restricted manager may not be the best option (due to them not upgrading the version in the repos).
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Hmm, Compiz would only allow me to turn on the medium setting until I installed the drivers for my 8800GT with envy.
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Minor Update with some VIA graphics Added. More to come.
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